There are lots of city-centric totes out there, but I'm a big fan of Claudia Pearson's colorful, whimsical odes to London, New York, and Brooklyn. Her totes are a great way to flaunt your city pride at summer farmers markets.
East Coast advocates of eating local can now even source their salt locally, thanks to Atlantic Saltworks and their lovely, flaky finishing salt. It's sourced from the sea right in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Here's another to add to the growing list of non-plastic food storage options: These glass containers (and tumblers) from Lifefactory are encased in cheery, colorful silicone sleeves that keep them cushioned in your lunch bag.
These guys sent me a few packs of their roasted chickpeas to check out, and the Tomato Basil flavor was hands down my favorite. Toasty, crispy, and savory, these are great little snacks. I especially love their miniature snack-sized bags which are great for travel.
I've been craving mussels since Emma's cooking lesson this week, and it reminded me of this pot, which is designed for this easy weeknight supper. It's a bistro-style mussel pot, with a built-in strainer to collect the shells and help you scoop out the delicious broth.
Today's Daily Find comes from Emma, who says: "A beer without hops? Oh yes! New Belgium used a mix of herbs to give this pale beer bitterness and then added some elderflowers later on for a floral perfume. I was really blown away by how crisp and refreshing this was! It's almost pilsner-like with a gentle bitterness and a clean finish. This gruit is part of New Belgium's Lips of Faith series; definitely pick up a bottle if you see one!"
These napkins are made of practical, hard-wearing linen (with a linen price tag, too, although I'll always argue linen is the better buy in the kitchen since it lasts much longer than lesser fabrics). I love the pattern and the casual color that is very forgiving on everyday stains. A great set.